Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Tier, Nunam enter partnership to extend lifespan of e-scooter batteries

Tier has begun a partnership with Nunam, a German-Indian start-up that is advocating for a green power supply in rural India. Used e-scooter batteries are turned into new energy storage systems to extend their lifespan, improve their environmental impact and support local organisations in India with sustainable second-life battery solutions. …

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Wind sees 500,000 e-scooter rides taken in Nottingham

Wind Mobility’s electric scooters have been used for more than 500,000 rides in Nottingham since the launch of the trial last October. Currently, 600 e-scooters are deployed within the boundaries of Nottingham City Council, and with COVID-19 restrictions easing and warmer weather, Wind has seen a significant increase in rides. …

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Beeline partners with Tier to provide safe navigation for e-scooters in London

Beeline has partnered with Tier to enable ‘easier, safer and more pleasant’ journeys in the capital as part of the London e-scooter trial. Tier has integrated Beeline’s routing software and navigation interface into its app for users in London. People will be able to type in their destination within the …

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Blinkee chooses Vaimoo for its first e-bike sharing service

Polish micromobility operator Blinkee has chosen Vaimoo smart e-bikes for its first shared e-bike service. Blinkee, operating in 47 cities and five European countries with over 6,000 vehicles including mopeds, scooters and traditional bikes, is launching its first e-bike sharing service with Vaimoo starting with a pilot project from the …

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E-scooters can increase public transport usage, says Voi research

Voi has revealed how a joint initiative with Stuttgart’s rail operator S-Bahn Stuttgart to integrate Voi and the Mobility Stuttgart app and improve organised parking in a central station, pushed ticket sales in the Mobility Stuttgart App to Voi users up by a third. The research was published to coincide …

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E-scooter rentals could replace five million London car trips annually

London’s recently launched e-scooter rental scheme could replace five million car trips in the capital every year if it reaches full capacity, according to analysis from Tier, one of London’s chosen e-scooter operators. The research, which comes as London marks London Climate Action Week, demonstrates the significant environmental benefits that …

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How is micromobility changing the face of cities?

Rebecca Morley chats to Per Brilioth, CEO of VNV Global, about what transport challenges cities are facing and how infrastructure is adapting Congestion and pollution have been major problems in our cities for some time now, with increasing pressure on authorities to enable greener forms of transport to help protect …

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E-scooter safety board publishes report calling for higher standards across sector

An e-scooter safety group of charities and transport experts is calling for higher safety standards across the sector to protect pedestrians and improve safety for riders. The Tier UK Safety Board produced its inaugural interim report after testing recommendations on the ground with Tier and in consultation with disabled people, …

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HumanForest launching new e-bike fleet in London this summer

HumanForest is to launch its new fleet of e-bikes in London this summer, following a pilot last year. The bikes have long-range, swappable batteries. To make rides affordable and accessible, HumanForest’s advertising revenue model means users will receive 10 minutes free every day. Customers will then pay £0.15 per minute …

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Bird adds shared e-bikes to fleet of micro-electric vehicles

Bird has added shared e-bikes to its fleet of micro-electric vehicles. Bird currently operates e-scooters in more than 250 cities globally and will bring its shared bikes and Smart Bikeshare platform to select cities this year. The shared Bird Bike delivers on Bird’s commitment to broadening access to eco-friendly transportation …

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